Failure to Register

Somerset & Hunterdon County Failure to Register Lawyer

Completion of probation or release from jail is far the end of the line with the law for a convicted sex offender. Megan’s Law imposes strict reporting requirements and parole/probation are extremely aggressive in enforcing these rules. Serious penalties can result from failure to register with the local police department, verify your address as required, report a change in address and adhere to any other requirement set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2. (e.g. access a computer or other internet capable device). If you have been charged with violating the statute anywhere in Somerset County or Hunterdon County, you definitely want to consult an experienced sex offense attorney immediately. Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have been successfully handling violations of this nature for decades. For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our Bridgewater Office at 908-722-1011.

Failure to Register Offense in Somerville or Flemington NJ

As previously stated, the requirements of Megan’s Law are contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2. This law applies to anyone convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child involving sexual misconduct, luring and knowingly promoting prostitution of a child. If you were found guilty of one of these offenses in Bridgewater, Franklin, Readington, Hillsborough or any other jurisdiction, you are required to comply with the requirements of Megan’s Law including:

  • Register with the local police in the municipality where you shall reside;
  • Report a change in address;
  • Report access to a computer or other internet capable device; and
  • Verify your address as required (i.e. every 90 days or year depending on the underlying offense).

Failure to comply with any reporting requirement results in a third degree crime irrespective irrespective of you being a Tier 3, Tier 2 or Tier 3 registrant. This violation is commonly referred to as failure to register and parole/probation does not hesitate to issue this charge for even the slightest deviation from what is required. The penalties that apply at the time of sentencing if your are convicted under 2C:7-2 include a fine that can reach $15,000 and up to five (5) years in state prison. A conviction also throws a serious wrench in future efforts to obtain removal from Megan’s Law. It is therefore imperative that you avoid an unfavorable outcome of this third degree offense at either the Somerset County Superior Court in Somerville or Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington.

Somerville NJ Failure to Register Attorneys

As one of the largest criminal defense teams in the state, we have occasion to handle many Megan’s Law violations. We repeatedly see cases involving overreaching and unfair tactics which are clearly intended to lock down those falling within the parameters of registration. For anyone faced with a violation of the community notification or reporting guidelines, representation from a lawyer with knowledge in this area of law is crucial. It also helps if your attorneys are battle tested advocates who are willing to fight for you. The lawyers at our law firm possess these attributes and are ready to speak anytime 24/7 in a free consultation. Call us at 907-722-1011.